PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

 

Stanley Town Council’s Annual Return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts and other documents relating to those records or documents.

 

These documents for Stanley Town Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm on Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays) commencing on Wednesday 13 June 2018 and ending on Tuesday 24 July 2018.

If you wish to view them then please contact Stanley Town Council’s representative:

Mr A Shaw, Town Clerk

Civic Hall

Front St, Stanley

Co Durham, DL9 0NA

Tel: (01207) 299109

Local Electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Town Council.   The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose during the inspection period which commences on 13 June 2018 and ends on 24 July 2018

The Council’s annual return is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice.

The appointed auditor of Stanley Town Council is: Mazars, Salvus house, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TS Tel: (0191)  383 6348

This announcement is made by Alan Shaw, Town Clerk 11th June 2018

Copy of Annual return is linked below:

Accounts & Governance Statement

Annual Council Meeting 22nd May 2018

Next Tuesday the Council holds its Annual Meeting. Each May, the Council elects a new Town Mayor to officiate at meetings and be the ‘face’ of the Council in the community.  At the Annual Meeting the Council reviews its constitution and rules, signs off the annual accounts and decides when the Council will meet in the coming Civic Year.

The meeting will commence at 6.30 pm in the Civic Hall. The public are encouraged to attend.

Annual Meeting Agenda 2018

Items 10/ 11 – Minutes of previous meetings

Item 12 – Recommendations Of Commiittees

Item 13 – Constitution and Policies

Item 14 – Accounts & Governance Statement

Item 15 – Section 137 Expenditure 2017-18

Item 18 – 2018-19 Schedule of Meetings v2

 

Agendas for next week’s Meetings

Next week the Council is holding two Committee Meetings:

Tuesday 8th May, 6.30 pm – Projects & Initiatives

Wednesday 9th May, 6.00 pm – Finance & Governance

Both meetings will be held at the Civic Hall, Front St Stanley and are open to members of the public for attendance.  The agendas are linked below for information. Background papers will be uploaded when they are available.

‘-Finance and Governance Agenda 09.05.18

‘-Projects and Initiatives Agenda 08.05.18

Full Council Agenda & Papers 24-4-18

The Agenda and background documents for next week’s Ordinary Council meeting have been uploaded. Items being discussed include: Petition received re: Coffee Shop; Proposal for Youth Theatre event on Armed Forces Day; Advice in County Durham local voluntary group networking event; Enhanced Warden Service.

‘-Full Council Agenda 24 April 2018

April 2018 Full Council Background Papers (Public)

 

Events Management Company sought

Stanley Town Council has decided to engage a partner company to deliver its programme of community events over the next three years. We are inviting applications from experienced and highly reputable events management businesses to will provide a high quality service for a number of outdoor events throughout the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The specification and contract details have been published on the Open Government’s Contract Finder website. Full details of the specification and how to submit a bid for the contract are on the website, which can be found HERE

For an informal discussion about the contract, please contact the Town Clerk on 01207 299109 or email info@stanley-tc.gov.uk

Full Council Papers 27-3-18

The Agenda and Background Papers for next week’s Ordinary Council Meeting are linked below.  The meeting will be held at 6.30 pm at the Civic Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Please note: If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, it must be notified to the Clerk in advance of the meeting. The Clerk can be emailed on info@stanley-tc.gov.uk

Business to be discussed at the meeting includes:

Member’s Initiative Fund – Details of the projects supported by Councillors in 2017/18

Events Specification – Tender details

Wardens SLA – Specification for enhanced wardens service

Civic Hall Hire charges

‘-Full Council Agenda 27 March 2018

Background Papers March 18

Stanley Town Council budget setting 2018/19

The Town Council set its budget for the forthcoming financial year at last Tuesday’s full council meeting. The Council voted to increase the parish precept (which is the part of the Council tax which funds the Council) by 2.95%.

This means that for a Band A property, the parish precept will increase from £59.92 to £61.69 per year. The Band D rate will go from £89.88 to £92.53.

The Council plans to re-introduce an enhanced warden service for Stanley in 2018 to tackle dirty yards, dog fouling and litter around the area, provide more support for local community groups and village halls, whilst continuing to provide funding for the Stanley advice centre, free high quality events throughout the year, youth services and a range of Civic Pride initiatives. The majority of new services will be funded by reducing the subsidy of the Civic Hall.

Proposing the budget increase, Cllr David Marshall said “If no increase is provided, then the ability to provide the improvement in the service we are planning would not be possible”

Full details of the budget can be found here: 2018-19 Budget (Approved)

Video footage of the Council meeting (and all other meetings) can be found on our youtube channel. Tuesday’s meeting is linked below. The budget discussion starts 15 minutes into the meeting.

Council Agenda and Papers 23rd January 2018

Next week’s Full Council meeting will see the Council set the budget for the 2018/19 Financial Year. Other business being considered will include Stanley in Bloom, Funding Police Vehicles and a review of the Council staffing structure (this item will be in closed session).

The meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 23rd January at the Civic Hall. All Town Council meetings are open to members of the public.

If members of the public wish to ask the Council questions at the meeting, they must be submitted in advance of the meeting to the Town Clerk, either in person or by email to info@stanley-tc.gov.uk

‘-FC Agenda 23 January 18

Background Papers January 18

Finance & Governance Agenda & Papers 13-12-17

The Finance meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th December at 6.00pm at the Civic Hall.

This meeting is open to the public. Please note that a number of items on this agenda will be discussed in closed session. The reasons for this are stated on the agenda. A number of the attachments are also not reproduced here for reasons of confidentiality.

‘-Finance and Governance Agenda 13-12-17

Combined Papers Finance December 17